Friday, October 4, 2013


I edited this photo after I noticed Donna commented about some sponging on my card. I took a look and sure enough it did look like blue sponging. Gosh, I don't know why that happened because there was no blue sponging. But, I'm glad Donna commented first so I would see and correct that. Thanks, Donna.

It's Friday and that means I have a new card for Queen for the Day #184 on Splitcoaststampers. The queen is Jan aka Precious Kitty and I've chosen this card from her wonderful gallery to case. I've used just her top layer for my sketch  made mine a one layer. As you see, mine turned into a Christmas card.

I love this corner poinsettia digital image which I have had for many years. It is from Sketching Stamper and I'm not sure it is even available now. I put a full sheet of PTI white cardstock into the printer and placed my image in the corner. After this, I cut my card shape. Easy peasy.  The beautiful sentiment is from Bo Bunny/Rejoice Collection-Christmas.

I colored  my image with Copics (R35, R37, R39) and added gold stickles to the center. It's an easy one layer.

I'm entering my card into the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge-No Patterned Paper
I'm also entering my card to the Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #44-Anything Goes
I just found a new challenge that I'm entering: Nonni at  Korttikarkuri-Stamp a Happy Christmas

Wishing all my blogging pals a fabulous Fall weekend.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bats, Mummies, and ........

This is the second of three Halloween cards I will make this year. This one wasn't so scary until I added the ghost corners. Yikes!! They remind me of something I saw at our Lowe's last night. It was a 16 ft. inflatable reaper with red eyes. It was really scary and I was ready to get out of there. Ha It looked as if it would almost reach the top of my two-story house.

I love this big pumpkin die cut by Tim Holtz. I cut him out (out of the box) and added some Distress Crackle to him, then embossed with a Distressed Stripes embossing folder. I then added my leaves, bats, mummies, and sentiments. Have you tried the new Momenta cut and emboss die cuts? They are so thin but do a really good job. I wish I could have made my photo larger and you could see them embossed on the leaves better.  This is it on SCS. Hobby Lobby is carrying those dies now.

Tuesday Throwdown #167 is having a challenge called Colors of Fall so I'm entering this card.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes.

I used snippets for the bat, mummy, and behind my ghosts so I'm entering the Pixie's Crafty Workshop challenge -Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground -Week #92

Now for my long recipe:
Stamps-Bat is Hampton Art set SCO581, Mummy and sentiment are by Craftsmart (no name) I think they are from Wal-Mart
Paper-Stampin'Up! Dusty Durango, Bazzill blackbird, PTI white, ColorMates/light graceful geranium, other unknown scraps
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Copics, Tim Holtz Pumpkin Jack die/movers and shapers, Martha Stewart ghost corner punch, handmade banner, Ranger Distress Crackle-Clear Rock Candy, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder